September 2021 Volume 6 Issue 7
Dear Pastor and praying friends:
Travelling! We have not travelled this much since we were in the swings of full-time deputation as we have in the last month and a half. We went from Texas to Mississippi, I split up with Lorin and the kids heading to Tennessee and me back to Texas. We met up as a family in TN, completed some needed paperwork, then returned to TX to pick up Lorin’s sister and her kids and headed to Oregon for a family wedding. We then made our way down to California family and proceeded to Colorado to attend a friend’s funeral service. From there it was back to TX, drop off our extended family, and then back to TN to finish off the paperwork to wait for the return of the paperwork.
We are now back in CA to attend our home church’s farewell. We had a wonderful time as we participated in our official sending service from our sending church. Chandler was dedicated to the Lord and Deacon followed the Lord in believer’s baptism. At the end of the service our Pastor, my dad, and two of the godly faithful men in our church laid hands on us praying and dedicating us to the work of the Lord. If the Lord allows, we will be leaving for Brazil and language school within the next month and a half. Please pray all the paperwork processes will move quickly.
While we were travelling to CA, we had a light come on the dashboard that said, “Check Charge System”, this was a little confusing because we just replaced the Battery and Alternator two weeks prior. We were about 45 minutes from the nearest town. When we got into town, we went to an O’Reilly Auto and had them check the battery and alternator. The test showed the alternator was not charging. I asked if there were any mechanic shops they could recommend, they named two places and as they named the second, they said, “There is the owner right there.” I talked to him, and he said come on over to the shop around the corner and I will look at it. We went to the shop and when he was done fixing the another car, he looked at our alternator and told us the positive connector on the alternator had either been tightened too much or not enough, and this caused a negative ground and melted part of the alternator. This man stayed past closing to fix our van (praise the Lord the alternator was under warranty at O”Reilly’s) and charged us under $200 for about four hours of work. As I walked into the office to pay the bill there were Bible verses on the wall and a Bible sitting on the desk that you could tell had been read many times. This was God letting us know once again He is in control and will take care of us.
We currently have 98% of our support coming in, Praise the Lord for the two new churches that decided to partner with us in reaching Mozambique with the Gospel. We are praying that God will increase our support level to 100% quickly. There is much for which to praise the Lord, but specifically, I’d like to thank Him for the safety He has provided as we have traveled back and forth from school to church these past several months.
Be sure to keep an eye out next month for our family update.
I Thessalonians 5:25 “Brethren, pray for us.”
- For our paperwork to go to language school finish quickly and for us to be able to leave as soon as possible.
- For the many Churches that have said they would like to take us on for support, pray God would enable them to have the finances to support us.
- For our current supporting churches as some are having financial struggles.
- For our raised support that it will continue, and that God will bless our supporting churches.
- For the People of Mozambique that God would work even now in the hearts and lives of the people to prepare them for the Gospel.
- For our ability to learn quickly when we begin to study Portuguese.
- For our continued good health.
- That our Spiritual lives will remain close to God, for us to grow each day closer to him, and not stray from His will or be caught up in the snares of the Devil.